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in egypt there. might be giving in to opposition pressure off the tens of thousands converged on the presidential palace but remains a distant prospect. i would be highly skeptical of any intelligence rendered by the one hundred forty plus billion dollar us intelligence community as to weapons of mass destruction in the possession of another country. the u.s. and britain are increasingly building up a case against syria claiming it's preparing to use chemical weapons we look at whether the. go in syria. for the rebels aid could fall into the hands of radical islamists.
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plus a tragic turn in the coverage of the. suspected suicide of a now the focus of a frenzy which some say has gone too far. around the world on screen online international news and comment from the egyptian opposition's growing pressure on president morsi is starting to yield results following days of protests culminating in the tens of thousands strong march on the presidential palace this friday signs of a period that the islamist leader might give in to one of the key demands the controversial referendum on an islamic led constitution could be delayed but that still would not guarantee an end to the standoff is reported true explains. the president may see the referendum for spawn's here in egypt provided the opposition forces open dialogue with the presidents without preconditions which people see on
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the streets as meaning without the rest their demands here the presidential palace doesn't say it's the spontaneous it's an overnight in protest of this controversial decrees that president morsi released two weeks ago which they see as a power grab and of course the constitution which is going to refer in the next week which they see dismissed as it was written by an islamist dominated constitutional assembly overnight scenes here were tense as the mission brotherhood's gathered in nearby mosques to the presidential palace and there were rumors that they would march on the city and however that never happens the scenes were very calm after we witnessed extraordinary scene yesterday when hundreds of thousands of protesters just outside the presidential palace in front of republican guard barricades storms the republican guards who essentially stepped aside and let the flood of protesters through to the gates of the presidential palace to continue their protest right in front of the gates shouting leave morsi leave and against
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the constitution very emotional scenes here on the streets meanwhile the opposition forces and the national salvation front have said they will not budge they have a list of key demands which includes the referendum being stopped and also because the race in this contentious to three being revoked they said they will not speak to the president and until you listen to the demands of the moment the president is sticking by his guns to really we're still seeing a deadlock here in egypt. truce keeping an eye on developments in cairo and in one of the latest updates on twitter feed she tells hell the military is again making a concrete barricade outside the presidential palace but this time even higher you can follow her tweets under school call. meanwhile reports in the egyptian media suggest president morsi will soon also rise the military to help police keyboarder but some analysts fear the army's closely involved would mean the country deeper into political chaos. at this point he should have known that gathering the
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trust and good will of the egyptian people is more important than any specific action he wants to accomplish so things are really very dangerous in egypt now and and i hope the violence will not follow these kind of confrontations in front of the presidential palace my fears are that the military missed the. clear clear the decks for himself i don't think it's dangerous in terms of morsi using the tremendous power to crush and kill thousands and thousands of egyptians i don't think he will go that route so my feeling is only from the military and military have a history of doing those things in egypt or elsewhere. and public outrage is also spilling on to the streets of kuwait later this week report from what was once thought to be one of the more stable gulf monarchies which now seems to be swept up
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by the next chapter of the arab spring. that's still to come but first british police are still giving new details about the death of a nice who was fooled by a prank telephone call about the president duchess of cambridge the uncertainty only adds more speculation over the already headline grabbing story of britain's royal baby which has now taken a tragic twist as all these poor boy reports some are suggesting the frenzy had already reached a feverish level of media coverage all this taking place against a backdrop of intense media speculation a real media circus the whole pos week news that kate middleton is pregnant we've seen discussions about whether or not kate could be having twins if kate has twins which of the babies potential babies would be the ones succeeding to the throne if it was if they were delivered by c. section it would be the physician potentially deciding it is the successor to the british want to keep the we've seen bookmakers taking bets on what this baby might
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be called predictions that this will already be the most popular name in britain the state is the name is announced all this you know when we've got real news taking place in syria a political crisis in egypt and. the press much more interested in kate middleton's acute morning sickness i'm joined by cost curve in the studio here with me he's a journalist he's been following the story cause a tragic wake up call to the british media. certainly should be. a very very tragic case the circumstances under which are still under investigation by the police but the real issue is of course the media which blew this up out of proportion i believe because when it's still going to take the story broke the daily mail devoted for its first fourteen or thirteen pages. the newspaper one of the most read newspapers in the country to the royal baby we've just had the leveson inquiry you know a damning report about the state of the british media and now this you know it is
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this criticism for the british media in the way it's following these stories while there is other news taking place and internationally well again it should be but it isn't because the media is trying to deflect attention away and is calling for the hanging of the two straight in great radio deejays the media is not questioning coverage they are devoting to your family and what consequences that this may have in the new video individual's life if we had a media which was more reasoned with us when that happened if the suicide is actually proven to be related to you to what happened there you have it now the june and duchess of cambridge have said that i deeply saddened by the news of the tragic news of this the death of the royal not so what should have been a joy for pregnancy announcement has been you know some say because of the disproportionate media coverage turned into a very tragic news story. which is to remind you you can always check on twitter feed for the latest news updates carney our london bureau is following the protests
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in the city against starbucks angry activists who threaten to occupy the company shops over the corporation tax is paid in britain despite huge revenues more videos and pictures from the day of action on our twitter page. britain has joined the u.s. in claims they have intelligence suggesting syria might be preparing to use chemical weapons western countries and said the use of such weapons would trigger foreign military intervention the situation is increasingly drawing parallels with the run up to the invasion of iraq ten years ago he has spoken to fulminate the state department chief of stuff norns wilkinson who was behind the report they know
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the case for the iraq war and what he thinks is next for syria and how justifiable to feel about its chemical nossel. i would be highly skeptical of any intelligence rendered by the one hundred forty plus billion dollar us intelligence community as to weapons of mass destruction in the possession of another country period i'm not violating any great confidence or any great prohibition in the intelligence community to tell you that we've known for years years that syria has chemical weapons stockpiles just as iraq had chemical weapons stockpiles for a while but the fact that president assad would be moving them around and preparing them for use against his own citizens with his own territory i frankly find prosperous i think that if we were to intervene in a substantial way that is to say we were to put troops on the ground marines soldiers and so forth and we were to do in syria what we began to do in march of
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two thousand and three in iraq it would be even worse than iraq i think also that it would be again a back door as a war into iran which is the as you well know the real threat that we've been putting out there for years now so i think you're looking at a combination here not just syria i think ultimately the target is iran. in further efforts against president britain is looking to press its european partners to review the arms embargo on syria london says it wants to help rebel groups more aid and shipments of military gear but officer first experience the european military aid could end up in the wrong hands while the u.k. foreign office has confirmed this week britain is going to be thinking an amendment to the arms embargo on syria making it easier to help the opponents the syrian president bashar al assad now foreign office official has said that the practical support is likely to include training and non-lethal equipment britta want to play
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a role in syria after the regime falls because. they would like to be involved. so therefore. wants to back the winning side. never will provide. them with the trouble. they can't identify eventually. what will be the interest. here when they take part because the danger is there is new. leader of the opposition. twenty. therefore if bashar al assad leaves power. in syria then. a part. of these twenty in fact for one another at the end of the day is going to be the syrians who are going to decide. from. now currently items
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such as body armor and night vision goggles of course up in that arms embargo and say the amendment would allow items like that to be supplied of course throughout the conflict in syria we've seen an increasingly fragmented opposition and say there is a lot of concern that the supply of any weaponry kidwell end up in the wrong hands nonetheless person will be pushing ahead this week seeking that amendment. still ahead here in all t. tens of thousands of palestinians welcome their heroes the leader in exile of hamas is in gaza and calls on his supporters to keep up the resistance we also what this means for the region and the world. plus the russian city of sochi is gearing up to host the next winter olympics with preparations now in full swing that's coming up after a short break. a
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forty nine year old southern california man was brought in president charles with possessing materials to make an explosive device all because of his rather unusual wristwatch despite the bomb squad saying that his watch was not a weapon he read it custody for twenty four hours and was charged with the crime anyways a spokesman for the el meter county sheriff's department said that the man's watch had all the components to make an improvised explosive device minus the explosive material you know having a lighter in your pocket is also everything you need to self exposure minus the gun powder but before we make a victim out of this watch where i have to point out one thing the watch was wearing was designed to look like some sort of bomb with fuses and wires and switches so who's more idiotic someone who wears a device that looks like a bomb on an airplane or
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a government who convict someone for having the components of a bomb without that bit of the bomb that makes a blow up i'd say both are pretty dumb but that's just my opinion. more news today violence is once again flared up. these are the images the world has been seeing from the streets and candy that. change operations throughout the day. the a.
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police. in gaza more than one hundred thousand people have joined celebrations marking the twenty fifth anniversary of a mass the crowds were addressed by the exiled leader of the islamist group michel who's on his first visit to the strip for decades michel reiterated the mission of liberating palestine and defying israel and urge arab countries to support the resistance in his speech he was a stressed the importance of reconciliation with the masses a rival party fatah whose representatives were invited to the event the celebration included the military domination with a massive model of a medium range rocket a centerpiece of the event political analyst cho meanwhile he told r.t.
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about the significance of it. i think the rockets are a sign of two things one that all options are back on the table that the military option for paul seems to resist militarily is now a possibility again the second reason the rocket counts is i think it's a sign that deterrence has been reestablished of course it makes the israelis nervous they don't like to be sitting there and and they don't like to be told that they are the defeated party this is you know fairly unprecedented and except for of course hezbollah's defeat of israel in two thousand and six they'll be dying to prove themselves for once they can't because every day that the conflict went on and of amber it made iran and palestinian islamic jihad and hizbollah look better and. the that tyreese the u.s. u.k. and france look worse because you know these are people who are time but arming the
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resistance in syria and pushing for it but not willing of course to arm the resistance in gaza so israel has had to sit tight or risk a lot more potentially. while countries like egypt may now be turning another. page and its arab spring revolution one of the gulf monarchies is still on page one largely unnoticed in the west q.h. rulers are cracking down on protesters and blocking the opposition's political moves but all of this is energizing the resistance even more results reports. and you don't recall eight tensions are simmering beneath the calm as those seeking political change are forced to wait another day. trying to one sleepy community into a powerful nation although it's been ruled by the same family for more than two centuries kuwait is widely seen as the most imma cry tick of the gulf monarchies get some young kuwaitis beg to differ there is a few countries. it's
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just. the government says that it is doing all it can to maintain stability supporters of the ruling family point out that a boast a robust public life with electoral traditions and a vibrant parliament for youth actually. that's not enough the opposition consists of an unlikely alliance of youth groups hard line islamists and local tribes who are ramping up their calls for reform increasingly they've taken their message to the street for peaceful demonstrations have been met with an iron fist and. special forces. and after the march. on the streets being detained. critics of kuwait's government claim it turns a blind eye to allegations of widespread corruption and the use of security forces to crush dissenting voices ask for the rule of law so we have
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a law that is being used whenever the government feels like the roof here began years before the arab spring protests but have intensified over a series of political crises the opposition dominated parliament was dismissed earlier this year following a row with the ruling establishment the electoral law was then changed prompting many to boycott kuwait's most recent parliamentary vote the resulting divide is unlikely to be bridged anytime soon and it leaves the monarchy with an energized opposition eager to make itself heard. left out. it's my feeling more current. down what people are trying to pick up there are. a couple systems they want more. this one show that alone isn't enough. for you to say in the future how that future plays out well write the next chapter of the arab spring.
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or some other world news now egypt is a rest of the suspect accused of involvement in killing the u.s. ambassador to libya in september egyptian intelligence sources say the man is believed to be a member of the suspect has also been accused of transporting weapons from. police officers were injured and at least twelve people detained overnight riots in northern ireland british protest this clash with police said the council's vote to remove the u.k. flag from belfast city hall police have tightened security in a brace for more demonstrations expected later today the recent rally is the second this week after violent clashes between protesters and police on monday. former telling prime minister silvio berlusconi is announce he is to run for office in next year's parliamentary elections a flamboyant seventy six year old tycoon says he wants to leave the debt ridden country out of the financial crisis he stepped down in disgrace last year with
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italy on the brink of financial disaster and has since been convicted of tax fraud . there's less than a month left before the u.s. decides whether to make drastic spending cuts and raise taxes to reduce the debt or come up with other solutions it's feared in a attempt to shrink the debt could send the economy sinking straight into recession all these residences in new york to find out what people that think. america is about to go over the fiscal cliff are you worried what should we do about it this week let's talk about that do you know the fiscal cliff. do you think a lot of americans do so then why is the media talking about it incessantly well i i guess i have not as informed as i should be but i just kind of figure it might work out do you think most people feel that way you know you think most people are
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worried i think they are and i think that if i ignored it all go away do you think calling it something like the fiscal cliff minimizes the yes and no i definitely agree that it's a complex problem i don't think it simplifies it though i think it adds an element of panic or fear looming. doom and the media loves that yeah do you think there's actually something to worry about or do you think it's something the politicians and the media used to distract us from what's really going on politics and media for sure so what's really going on that they're distracting us from. their own personal agendas if they're not really trying to work together there are three business channels we're in twenty four hours a day and it's good news nothing else is happening we're already caught in one so we move on and we just talk about the fiscal cliff correct i always carry every body everybody in their system even though nothing's really going to change because the economy is like that the way oh i think it'll change i just don't think they're going to i think about whether or not americans are worried about the fiscal cliff the bottom line is the media is milking the crap out of the fray while
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realistically nothing drastic is probably going to happen. this week and the world's best figure skaters are testing the olympic ice in russia's resort city of sochi the countdown is in full swing with just over a year left until the winter games. reports from the next olympic city. there is just over a year until the actual winter olympics get underway but still if this task competitions give us a chance at the construction is almost over and that the city will soon transform into the world capital off the winter games this weekend is all about pushing the new venue through their paces of course all eyes are right now at this ice berg arena ice rink which is right behind my back it's a new twelve thousand rink which is part of a cluster of ice sports venue suite how been or are still being built along the
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black sea coast now its brand new sparking doors have just been opened for numerous competitors from around the globe and it seems no matter how they would actually do at the event they will sure go back home pleased with all this new facilities now an offer this weekend is all about testing the new venues however it also provides an exciting taste of what's still to come we'll be back with more news for in thirty five minutes from now in the meantime the cars reporters coming away after this brief break. well for the future of science technology innovation all the news developments from around russia we've got the future covered.
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